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August 03, 2018

Women in Film and Video New England Spotlight on Jennifer Potts

Jennifer talks about her path as a filmmaker and her current project, The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop.

July 27, 2018

Press Release: Cecily Screening at the Rhode Island International Film Festival!

The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop was selected to screen at the Rhode Island International Film Festival on Friday, August 10th, at 6:30 p.m.

August 08, 2017

GoLocal Providence: Writer/Director Jennifer Potts Talks Screenplay Award & Commitment to Women in Film

On her latest film project, writer/director/producer Jennifer Potts made a special commitment to her community; to use at least 50% women on her crew, and 80% of her cast and crew from the New England area. 

August 02, 2017

Newsletter: Post-Production is Under Way!

Our footage is beautiful and ready to be molded into a final product. 

July 28, 2017

Worcester Telegram & Gazette: Local cast, director film ‘The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop’ in Fitchburg

FITCHBURG — Seven-year-old Cecily Blinkstop lives in a world with no music, no color, no laughter and no love after the death of her baby sister. But in Jennifer Potts’ family-drama short film “The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop,” a magical imaginary friend will show up and join Cecily on a quest to save her family from the grief that is destroying it.

July 18, 2017

Sentinel & Enterprise: Fitchburg woman shooting short movie, pushes for women in film

FITCHBURG -- Independent filmmaker Jennifer Potts doesn't just want to tell a story through her new short film, which started shooting at her Fitchburg home this weekend. She wants to provide opportunities to women who work in film, both in front of the camera and behind it.
 

July 10, 2017

Press Release: Massachusetts-Based Filmmaker Will Begin Filming in Fitchburg, Mass. on July 15

Massachusetts-based independent filmmaker Jennifer Potts will film her latest project, The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop, in Fitchburg, Mass., from July 15 through 18, 2017.

May 05, 2017

FATV: Director, Jennifer Potts, Interviewed on Our City News

Fitchburg-based filmmaker, Jennifer Potts, discusses her new film, The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop. About 18 1/2 minutes in.

April 17, 2017

Newsletter: Our Campaign Has Launched! Let's get this movie funded.

Check out our campaign page today! We are raising $25,000, the total cost of production, in just 45 days. This is an 80% or nothing campaign: if we do not raise at least 80% of our goal, the film does not get made.

April 14, 2017

Nashoba Valley Voice: Shirley actor will be featured in film to be shot by Fitchburg director

The film is set to shoot in Fitchburg from July 14 through 18. Interior shots of the film will take place inside Potts' old Victorian farmhouse while the exteriors are being shot at a small farm in Fitchburg. The short film is a "proof-of-concept" for a longer film Potts wrote.

April 11, 2017

Newsletter: Let's Get This Movie Funded!

Our Crowdfunding Campaign Kicks Off on Monday, April 17th! We are raising $25,000, the total cost of production, in just 45 days. This is an 80% or nothing campaign: if we do not raise at least 80% of our goal, the film does not get made.

April 01, 2017

IMAGINE Magazine: The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop Cast is Set

Massachusetts-based independent filmmaker Jennifer Potts has cast her short film, THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF CECILY BLINKSTOP, scheduled to film in Central Massachusetts July 2017.

April 07, 2017

Reporter (Waterboro, ME): Local Child Actors Cast in Upcoming Film

Massachusetts-based independent filmmaker Jennifer Potts announces that eight-year-old Colbi Gannett of Waterboro, will be playing the lead role of Cecily Blinkstop in Potts’ short film, The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop. Colbi’s brother, six-year-old Emmett Gannett, also from Waterboro, will play the role of Cecily’s younger brother, Barney.

March 30, 2017

The Journal Tribune (Biddeford, ME): Waterboro Children to Perform in Film

Colbi Gannett, 8, and her brother, Emmett Gannett, 6, of Waterboro, will be acting in a a short film called 'The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop,' to be filmed in Massachusetts this summer. Colbi plays Cecily, the lead character, while Emmett plays her brother, Barney.

March 29, 2017

The Enterprise (Brockton, MA): Easton girl going from first grade to film star

A local little girl will make a big acting debut this summer in an independent film, The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop. Molly McCarthy, a first grader at Moreau Hall Elementary School, was cast last week in the New England-focused film written, directed, and co-produced by Fitchburg resident Jennifer Potts.

March 28, 2017

GoLocalProvidence.com: Rhode Island’s Ava Gaudet Talks Broadway, Hollywood & New Film

After spending the last ten years in Los Angeles and New York, actress Ava Gaudet says she is thrilled to be back home in Rhode Island and looks forward to her next project, The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop. 

March 20, 2017

CapeCodToday.com: South Yarmouth child actress cast in upcoming film

Massachusetts-based independent filmmaker Jennifer Potts announces that 13-year-old Patricia Fitzgerald of South Yarmouth, Mass., will be playing the role of Kim Blinkstop, Cecily Blinkstop’s older sister, in Potts’ short film, The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop, scheduled to film in Central Massachusetts in July 2017.

March 20, 2017

Press Release: Massachusetts-Based Filmmaker Announces Cast for Upcoming Film, The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

Massachusetts-Based Filmmaker Announces Cast for Upcoming Film, The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

October 31, 2016

Cecily Blinkstop Takes New England Spotlight Grand Prize in the 2016 Rhode Island International Film Festival's Screenplay Competition!

The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop script took the Grand Prize in the New England Spotlight section of Rhode Island International Film Festival's 2016 Screenplay Competition. 

June 01, 2016

Composer, Sergio Torres-Letelier and Cecily in the Chilean News!

Sergio Torres Letelier, curso sus estudios medios en la Scuola Italiana Alcide de Gasperi, serenense, donde reside su madre, la destacada y reconocida médico Cirujano Infantil Alejandra Letelier, quien ejerce en el Hospital Regional “San Juan de Dios” de La Serena.

April 19, 2016

New York Women in Film & Television Member News

NYWIFT member Jennifer Potts' new project: The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop!

April 08, 2016

Sentinel & Enterprise Feature Article

The real power of an imaginary friend. Local filmmaker bringing childhood magic to screen. 

April 07, 2016

EX ALUMNO DE LA EMM SE ENCUENTRA MUSICALIZANDO UNA PELÍCULA

Our composer Sergio Torres is an alum of Escuela Moderna Musica y Danza in Chile. The university is excited about this project!

April 01, 2016

Massachusetts-based independent filmmaker Jennifer Potts announces her new feature film project: The Extraordinary World of Cecily Blinkstop

 

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